When I first started to blog, I would hear about these various challenges. I have always wanted to participate but I would miss when the first month. This time I decided just to dive in and have a go at it. I joined the Mellow Bakers. I have been trying to improve my bread making skills and I thought this was a perfect way to do this. My first attempt was Grissini from the book Jeffrey Hamelman's book Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes. Grissini is an Italian bread stick made with olive oil and garlic. This is probably the easiest bread I ever made. Especially since I didn't have to wait hours for it to proof. Automatically, I am very sensitive how the yeast is treated and I was able to put everything in the mixer and let it just rock and roll. The Daughter adored them and out of the 2 dozen I made, I think only 3 remain. I think next time, I would try making a sweet version.